Marietta, GA (8/29/2018) –
Jacob Gerken scored a season-best top five
during the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course
League UTV races at Bark River International
Raceway in Michigan. Gerken is driving a Polaris
RZR in the Sportsman Stock class.
Racing's Jacob Gerken
The double feature race was held on Bark
River’s challenging short course in Michigan’s
Upper Peninsula. Gerken was quick out of the
trailer in Saturday’s practice session and
started on the pole for the race. He finished
a season best fifth.
“Practice went well and we didn’t have to
make any adjustments,” said Gerkin. “I started
on the pole, got the holeshot and led the
race for the first few laps. I had a great
race and a good time. The track was fun, fast,
and extremely long. The Polaris ran well all
Gerken carried that momentum into Sunday’s
events. He got a great start and quickly made
it up to third. On a late-race restart, however,
another competitor crashed into his rear bumper.
After restarting at the back of the pack,
Gerken drove his injured machine all the way
back up to 13th.
“We were doing well and looking for our first
podium,” said Gerkin. “But we got slammed
on the restart and that send us to the back.
It crushed my exhaust header, so once we got
back racing the car was very low on power,
but we still made it up the middle of the
pack. 13th, which was a great finish under
Gerken enjoyed Bark River and now has his
sights set on success during the season finale
at Crandon. Gerken is doing everything he
can to make sure he puts in a strong effort
to finish out the season.
“I enjoyed Bark River,” said Gerken. “They
put on a really good race and we had a great
time out there. I’m looking forward to Crandon.
I’m throwing everything at the car that I
can and we will leave it all on the track.”
Gerken will finish out the Midwest Short
Course League season August 31-September 1
at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway
Jacob Gerken 2018
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